Conferences and Professional Development
Connected Learning Summit, Irvine CA
CLA Conference, Pasadena, CA
East Bay Mini Maker Faire
CA STEAM Symposium Dec 9-10, Anaheim
DTLA Mini Maker Faire Dec 7, DTLA Library
PLA Nashville, TN Feb 25-29, Nashville
California Conference on Library Instruction
www.cclibinstruction.org/ University of San Francisco May 29, 2020
NOMCON (Nation of Makers) Eugene, OR June 5-7
theme: sustainabilty of makerspaces
MIRA Conference (Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics), LaVerne, CA July 15-16, 2020 Proposals due Jan 31, 2020
Connected Learning Summit, July 29-31, 2020
Cambridge, MA Proposals due Jan 30
Grants and Funding
The Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant will provide $2,000 for a school, public, academic, tribal or special library to expand its community engagement efforts. Libraries are invited to apply by designing and outlining activities for a library-led community engagement project.
Project activities to be covered by the grant may include developing community engagement programs and services; partnering with a community agency that builds the capacity of the community to address an important concern/issue; or creating a program or event that connects the library to a community-identified aspiration or concern.
Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with community members ¬— be they library users, residents, faculty, students or local organizations — to address issues for the betterment of the community.
Applications will be accepted between Dec. 2, 2019, and Feb. 3, 2020. View the full award guidelines and apply online at www.ala.org/LTCEG.
The California State Library is pleased to invite California public libraries to apply for an opportunity to evaluate and reimagine or to furnish underutilized library spaces to maximize their potential as places of learning, literacy, and reading. The Maximizing Learning Spaces or How to MacGyver Your Library project is a collaboration between the California State Library and the Southern California Library Cooperative.
There are two distinct funding opportunities this year. The first enables libraries to partner with a designer to evaluate a space and develop a design and plan for transforming that space. The second opportunity funds new movable furnishings for a library space so that the library can realize their vision for a transformed space.
Approximately 20 libraries will be selected to participate in this project (10 libraries for each funding opportunity at $10,000 each). Participation requests will be reviewed and selected based on the strength and number of applications. Rural libraries are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please review the attached Application Guidelines and Questions. Then go to http://bit.ly/MLS1920_DesignApp or http://bit.ly/MLS1920_FurnApp
The application closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. For any questions, please contact the project manager, Christian Theyer via email at email@example.com